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San Diego Gaslamp


In 1982 The Gaslamp Quarter became a major redevelopment project area of the City of San Diego. Several developers and restoration experts were encouraged to continue restoring the Gaslamp's Victorian buildings. This led to one of the most profound joint urban preservation efforts in San Diego history and capped a downtown revitalization effort which successfully transformed a once troubled area.

The Gaslamp Quarter Arch

The Gaslamp Quarter is now an eclectic mix of food, fun and culture. As the sun sets the old-fashioned gas lamps begin to glow along the wide brick walkways illuminating many charming sidewalk cafes.

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Today, new residential dwellings have crowded the downtown area including many historic lofts. With this influx of new residential spaces and the desire to re-use historic structures, the Gaslamp Quarter Association works to maintain continuity between progressive architectural design and the rich turn of the century style of the many buildings in the Gaslamp Quarter which at times are at odds. These historic buildings, many of which were built between 1880 and 1910 are still standing in varying degrees of authenticity, but important as part of the rich heritage of the Gaslamp Quarter.

The Gaslamp is also host to a number of events through the year including a boisterous Mardi Gras and Street Scene with every form of live musical entertainment.

5th28.jpg (16695 bytes)Dining in the Gaslamp Quarter has something for everyone from upscale restaurants to casual dining - innovative and extensive restaurants line the streets - a medley of Italian, French, American, Asian and seafood, plus many sidewalk cafes.

There is also a rich and varied night life, clubs range from cool jazz and rhythm and blues to folk music, salsa dancing and discos complete with hard rock, strobe lights and mirrored balls.

What was once one of San Diego's seedier sections today offers a vibrant atmosphere with an architectural mix from the turn of the century with today's gaslamps, brick sidewalks, landscaping, new shops, more than 70 restaurants, theaters and many buildings completely restored. The Gaslamp Quarter is where San Diego's colorful past comes alive and exists hand in hand with modern development and commerce in an active urban setting.

 

 

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